With our very own Matthew Sheffield, literally confronting him last night, it seems like Newsbusters has gotten into Chris Matthews’s head or at least his bookmarks. On last night’s Hardball Matthews confessed to regularly checking out what the blogosphere is saying about him and seemed close to mentioning Newsbusters as one of the sites he visits. The mention came during a discussion with Tom Curry of MSNBC.com and Tom Matzzie of Moveon.org, as Matthews attempted to portray himself as middle-of-the road, using the old excuse that he gets attacked from the left and right.
Chris Matthews: "Let me ask you about the whole world, you're not partisan. You know every morning I get up when I'm in a ridiculously open mood and I check and see how I'm doing on something like google, and I get a pasting from the left, from Moveon or not Moveon, generally, Mediamatters, almost every day. I get a pasting from Newsmakers or what's it called News..."
Tom Curry, MSNBC.com: "Newsmax."
Matthews: "Newsmax, which is on the right. And the same day, the same thing I say I'm whacked by both sides. Who's getting a giggle out of this? Who's enjoying these kind of reviews of the work of, of the media like me?"
With apologies to our friends at Newsmax it seems like Matthews meant to say Newsbusters before being interrupted by Curry. Still the most amusing aspect of the exchange was yet another attempt by a member of the liberal media to deny his own biases.